While both Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) have a common goal to improve the efficiency of your organization’s talent acquisition process, RPO focuses on the recruitment function from a analytical, planning, executing, retention standpoint whereas MSP focuses on contingent workforce solutions like Statement of Work (SOW) engagements, staffing agencies or temporary workforces, and other contract labor-type work. RPO engagements are long-term partnerships with extensive integration. MSP are more variable with a more restrictive scope.